THE BIOMECHANICS OF BETTER BRAS: IMPROVING SUPPORT AND COMFORT DURING EXERCISE
Keywords: breast, breast support, exercise, sports bra
AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of a selected sample of key studies arising from research programs investigating the biomechanics of breast health and sports bra design. Examples have been provided to highlight how relevant research questions pertaining to sports bra design have been developed based on surveys of target cohorts and then how biomechanics principles have been applied to systematically investigate these research questions. Further examples have then been described to show how the scientific results of these applied biomechanics studies have been translated into practice and educational resources to improve bra fit and bra design so that women, irrespective of age, breast size, or disease status, can exercise in comfort and enjoy the health benefits associated with an active lifestyle.
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